Please join me in welcoming Serena Akeroyd.
Serena has graciously answered some questions for me.
Thank you so very much Serena!
Thank you so much for hosting me today, Carol!
The release of a new novel is always an exciting and terrifying time. Christmas: Dragon Style is more nerve-wracking than most as I am a total fan of dragon paranormal romances. This book basically epitomizes everything I adore about dragon shifters, so there’s quite a lot at stake for me!
I just hope my readers, old and new, love Remy and the rest of the characters within this new series of mine.
I thought I’d answer a few questions for my wonderful host, so let’s dot some Is and cross some Ts! ❤
What is it you love about dragons?
It sounds crazy, doesn’t it? How can you love dragons? I mean, they don’t exist. (Don’t quote me on that. If some dragon shifter out there wants to pick me up and take me off to his lair, I’m up for that!) But I think it’s their nature. They’re hoarders, and they protect and defend what they keep.
I guess you could say that about all shifters, but I don’t think so. Dragons, more than most shifters, value their mates because of the crazy length of their lives.
Plus, they can fly. I mean, who doesn’t want to fly, right?
Remy’s a French name, right?
Can dragons be French?
Well, in The Sanguenna Chronicles, dragons have an unusual background. Dragons are too dangerous to live in our realm, so thousands of years ago, they, along with Goblins and Elven folk, had to move to the ‘other’ realm. They live there, and only cross back and forth to our universe to find their mates.
Remy isn’t French, but his mother is! Dragons are very progressive, I’ll have you know. The mother names their child, otherwise known as a ‘ling in Dragonspeak, and she names them for her heritage.
Odd fact: Surnames go first in Dragon culture. So, Dreconis Remy is how our hero would introduce himself politely!
You mentioned Goblins and Elven folk, do they make an appearance in Christmas: Dragon Style?
Well, Goblins do. But I can’t say much about that. It’s all part and parcel of the elaborate courtship dragons have with their mates, otherwise known as lemans.
Elven folk make an appearance in the third book. How do I know? Well, I’m writing it now!
What’s your favorite holiday tradition?
Well, the reason I wrote Christmas: Dragon Style, was because I love exploring the many different traditions there are over November and December. As a Brit, the American holiday season entrances me. Definitely expect a Thanksgiving: Dragon Style at some point in the future! (Yes, you heard that here first! 😉 )
As for myself, my best, most beloved tradition has to be putting up the Christmas tree. Boring, I suppose. But I put it up in November!! Ha! Yep! Shameful, I know, but like a dragon, I appreciate everything that glitters!
Thanks for having me, Carol. I hope I’ve sparked your interest in Christmas: Dragon Style! It’s available from the 19th December.
Happy reading, everyone, and even happier holidays!
With Christmas around the corner, Sanguenna and leader of her Coven, Mia LeRoche, has nothing more on her mind than a lucrative holiday season at her night club. Then, a dragon pops up in her life, informs her he’s her mate, doesn’t understand the Internet, is seriously confused by Netflix, and continuously calls her his ‘lemon’.
Once friends with the Vikings, Remy Dreconis has seen and done a lot. What he hasn’t done, however, is his mate. The horizontal tango is in his future if she can get past the fact he was around for the Black Death and really doesn’t understand how cell phones work.
For five centuries, the Mother has forsaken dragonkind, denying them their lemans because of a heinous crime committed by one of her children. Remy and Mia must traverse a new phase in dragon society, creating history as they go.
But Mia’s stuck on the fact she has to live in a realm with no cell service, and Remy’s obsession with books tops her love of Jimmy Choos. This odd couple shouldn’t have what it takes to form a lasting mate bond, but the Mother knows something they don’t…
Book two in the series is coming February 14th 2018!
Dang! This book opens with a sizzling scene. Albeit a dream, but like I just said Dang!
Mia is a Sanguenna, a high power, female vampire. Her Coven is large and consists of daywalkers (half human/half vampire), nightwalkers (pure vampire), and humans. She has very lucrative nightclubs, one of which is located in a large warehouse that is also her home.
Remy is a dragon shifter, he enters the human realm to find his Mate, his Leman. He has wakened knowing she is out there and he has to find her. When he does, he has to convince her he speaks the truth.
A favorite scene is when Mia wakes after the mate bond begins.
“We are mated then?” she asked.
“Need you ask?” he replied gently, a faint smile curling his lips, one she joined him in.
“That was certainly an experience.”
“One way of putting it,” he told her, quirking his brow in response. “How do you feel?”
She closed her eyes. “Strange.”
“In a good or bad way?”
“Like I’ve been run over by a truck but light as a feather too.”
“Well that’s contradictory,” he teased.
Serena Ackeroyd. Christmas Dragon Style ARC (Kindle Location 520). Kindle Edition.
Of course, nothing is going to be simple and Mia finds she isn’t able to do much of anything right away. This causes her to spend quite a bit of time in Remy’s realm.
Remy needs to learn her ways and she needs to learn his. In the process there is much frustration and a recalcitrant cousin. Not to mention the chaos that ensues within Mia’s realm.
Lots of giggles, frustration, sizzling thoughts, some flames and a touch of suspense will keep you turning the pages.
I can’t wait for the next book in this series!
5 Contented Purrs for Serena!
Serena Akeroyd is a romanceaholic. She won’t touch a book unless she knows there’s a happy ever after at the end of it. Pathetic as it may be, because of this addiction, Serena decided to craft her own tales, stories that suit her voracious need for sexy romance. After all, a love story ain’t a lurve story without a bit of naughty!
A citizen of the world, Serena is a nomad at heart, and her novels enable her to travel the globe and all behind her computer desk. Naturally, she’d prefer the option of a private jet, but still, if wishes were horses, eh?